‘Jerusalem will not Fall’ Marks Egyptian Theatre Return to Algeria
Egyptian actor Noor al Sherif along with other top Egyptian and Arab actors are performing the play Lan Tasqot al Quds (Jerusalem will not Fall) in Algeria depicting solidarity with the Palestinians who are facing israeli aggression, according to Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA).
The play is scheduled to be shown in three cities, known of their advancement in theatre before the Algerian crisis, and those are Wahran, Algiers and Annaba in the east. It marks comeback of the Egyptian and Arabic theatre to Algeria, after 10 years of absence, due to cultural isolation, created by the violence.
The play also ended a separation of more than 15 years between Algeria and al Sherif, who is popular in the country. It gave him the opportunity to visit the home country of the famous dramatist, Abdulqader Alula, who was murdered by Islamic militants.
Algeria is one of the Arabic cities where the play will be shown. It tackles Arab’s first cause in an artistic manner, that aims at creating the sense of solidarity and sympathy towards the Palestinian cause. Al sherif confirmed in statements delivered to the press that security reasons had prevented him from visiting Algeria, however he would compensate that by performing theatrical works about Algerian leaders, like the late president Howari Bumdain or Ahmed Bin Bela, the first president of an independent Algeria – Albawaba.com